Policy & Law

First Nations Test the Political Water with Fish Farm Protests
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First Nations’ occupations of fish farms are rooted in a deeper conversation about Indigenous land rights.

Can the United States Afford Another Hurricane?
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Repeated storms are stretching the public and private sectors thin.

The Old Fish and the Sea
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Fishing has dramatically reduced the number of senior fish left in the ocean.

Saving Canada’s Wild Salmon Policy
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Canada already has a forward-thinking salmon management plan on the books. Now it just needs to implement it.

Guardians of the Coast
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It hasn’t always been smooth sailing, but British Columbia’s coastal First Nations are joining forces to safeguard the coast.

Proposed Amendment Could Actually Protect Marine Protected Areas
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New legislation would give planned MPAs interim protection during the years-long approval process.

Out of the Frying Pan, into the Wetlands
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Lucky horseshoe crabs get moved away from areas where they’re on the menu.

Feeding the Virgins
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The US Virgin Islands are vulnerable to food shortages, but two innovative agricultural projects are getting things growing.

Money Might Not Be Enough to Stop the Lionfish Invasion
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In Mexico, officials consider a tax on divers to help fight invasive lionfish.

A Data Plan for Fish
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OurFish app opens a window into small-scale fishing.

Chesapeake Bay’s Misguided War on the Ray
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Science can go wrong—sometimes with deadly consequences.

Putting the Local in Marine Conservation
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A new proposal for a code of conduct considers marine protection and the needs of people.

God or Geology? The Genesis of Ram’s Bridge
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Secular and religious Indians are butting heads over the origin of an important shoal.

The Wild West of Deep-Sea Mining
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The International Seabed Authority is racing to draft regulations for the nascent deep-sea mining industry.

Land Food Versus Seafood
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The omegas battle it out in our budgets and our bodies.

Canada’s New Marine (Less) Protected (Than It Could Have Been) Area
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A string of concessions to the oil and gas and fishing industries has severely weakened the protective value of Canada’s largest planned marine...

Hamburg’s Half-Billion-Dollar Bet
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The German shipping city will spend US $592-million over 30 years in a bid to hold back the rising sea.

The Invisible Fishing Fleet
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Women have a crucial—yet often overlooked—role in fisheries.

California’s Surf Spots Are Heading for a Wipeout
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Rising sea level is transforming the coastline and causing iconic beaches to disappear.

Cambodia’s Dirty Business
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Three activists are living in exile following a campaign to expose Cambodia’s sand mining industry.

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